Sunday, September 20, 2009

HEARTS IN THE CROSSHAIRS - Susan Page Davis - Free book

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Welcome back, Susan. How did you come up with the idea for this story?

It just came to me one day, as ideas often do. Perhaps it was a combination of things I’d heard or read in the news, or seeing the state Capitol building again. All of a sudden, I knew I wanted to give Maine a female governor—something the state has never had. And she would be fighting for her life.

I like it already. If you were planning a party with Christian authors of contemporary fiction, what six people would you invite and why?

Dee Henderson, Susan Meissner, Terri Blackstock, Angela Hunt, Linda Nichols, and Margaret Daley. That sounds like a pretty good mix to me, and they’re all people I’d love to brainstorm with.

I'd like to hide in the corner and listen. Now let’s do that for a party for Christian authors of historical fiction, what six people would you invite and why?

Ooh, another party! DiAnn Mills, Darlene Franklin, Tracie Peterson, Robin Lee Hatcher, Vickie McDonough, and you. I would love to sit down with this group and talk shop!

Thank you for including me. That would be one I'd like to attend. Many times, people (and other authors) think you have it made with so many books published. What is your most difficult problem with writing at this time in your career?

Right now, it’s having time to develop good, strong proposals.

I know what you mean about that. Tell us about the featured book.
Hearts in the Crosshairs is suspense all the way. I spent a lot of time skulking around the Maine State Capitol while writing this, and calling people I would never have the nerve to approach in person. Here’s the blurb for the book:

She came for her inaugural address—and found herself dodging bullets instead. Newly elected Maine governor Jillian Goff doesn’t know why someone wants to kill her. But she knows they came close. Too close. Enter Dave Hutchins. A member of the state’s Executive Protection Unit, Dave’s mission is to protect the governor and find the would-be assassin—without getting emotionally involved. Yet the more time Dave spends with Jillian, the less he can imagine ever leaving her side. Not with her life—and his heart—caught in the crosshairs.

Bring it on. I can hardly wait to read it. How can readers find you on the Internet?
Visit me at my Web site: I’d love to see you there.
Thank you, Susan for spending this time with us.
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Virginia said...

Hello, Ladies! Thanks for the interview and giveaway! I am always intrigued by stories of succesful women who remain strong and overcome whatever obstacles come their way! Please enter my name in the drawing. gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Laney4 said...

Once again Lena is offering a great book! I love reading interviews with authors and hearing first-hand about books. Great blurb to entice me too.
I would think this book would be the ideal ticket to learning about the political arena in an informative yet enjoyable (but not dry) manner. Throw in the suspense of dodging bullets and you've got me hooked!
Thanks again!

Cherie J said...

Wonderful interview! Would love to be entered in the drawing.

Susan Page Davis said...

Writing this book stretched me, especially in the research area. I visited both the capitol building and the Blaine mansion (which I had toured several times in the past) and talked to people there, as well as calling the state's Public Safety spokesman. Everyone was extremely helpful, but there were still things they just couldn't tell me. My imagination had to fill in the blanks. I hope you all enjoy reading about Jillian as much as I enjoyed creating her.

Lady Araujo said...

Hi Ladies
It was a great interview. i'd love to read this book. Please, enter me.

God's blessings

Connie e said...

I absolutely LOVE Love Inspire Suspense books! The interview was great and the book looks greater!! :)
Please enter me!


ladystorm said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win this book.


Katherine said...

This book looks very good. Please enter me for this drawing.


Linda said...

A great book right up my alley--suspense! Please enter me. Thank you.

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Judy said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. Please put me in for the drawing!

Brenda said...

This sounds like a great read!
Thanks for the interview and contest.

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Susan Page Davis said...

Thank you all so much. I just returned home from the American Christian Fiction Writers' conference in Denver, and it was a joy to be able to meet some of the other Love Inspired authors I'd not met before. I hope you all have a wonderful day as you go about whatever God has brought into your life--and that you have a little time for reading!

gahome2mom said...

I enjoyed reading your review. Thanks,


kristen said...

This sounds like such a fun read. And I love it that Susan skulked the Maine state capitol! That's such a writer thing!!!

Susan Page Davis said...

Now I'm really laughed because Kristen said I "skulked" around the Maine capitol, and that is EXACTLY what I did. There is one scene where a shooter fires from a spot I won't reveal here, and it came to me one day as I was shopping that it would be the perfect spot from which to ambush the governor. And as I was "casing the joint," I was looking over my shoulder and wondering if people were watching me and thinking I was up to no good! No, that's fun.

Edna said...

I would love to win one of Susan's books, Thanks to Lena who does all these wonderful interviews and to all the authors that take to time to let us readers learn about them.


Anonymous said...

Great interview. Book sounds great.Please enter me. Blessings.AprilR

Michelle said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book!

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Sheila Deeth said...

This certainly sounds a fun one, and a great protagonist.

Anonymous said...

a wonderful interview...please add my name to this book giveaway. thanks.

karen k

Anonymous said...

I love thrilling adventures. I love mystery, and romance, mixed with the Lord.

Buukluvr81 said...

Sounds like a good book! Please enter me!


host said...

Hello! Hearts in the Crosshairs sounds very exciting :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

don said...

please enter me! great giveaway!

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mez said...

It sounds like Susan has another winner on her hands. I'd love to win Hearts in the Crosshairs. Thanks for a chance!

lastnerve said...

Outstanding interview! I love Love Inspired and I LOVE suspense. I am entering this contest on behalf of not only myself but my MIL, she is a huge fan of loveinspired and this is just her type of book. Thanks so much for the awesome contest


HollyMag said...

Thanks for an opportunity to win this book. Sounds very interesting! Please enter me.

Marla said...

This is a book I would love. I love the Love Inspired Suspence stories. Thank you for the entry.

Vickie McDonough said...


Thanks so much for including me in your historical group. That would be one fun group to brainstorm with.

Congrats on the release of your new book. I don't think I've read this one.

Brenda said...

I would love to read this book, please enter me!

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Nancye said...

I would love to have this book! Thanks for the chance!

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